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TitleGeology, Miette, Alberta
AuthorMountjoy, E W
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, "A" Series Map 2158A, 2010, 1 sheet,
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Maps1 map
Map Info.geological, structural, lithological, 1:50,000
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatreadme / lisez-moi
File formate00; shp; txt; doc; JPEG2000; pdf
AreaMiette; Fiddle Range; Pocahontas; Rocky Mountain Foothills; Jacques Range; Teepee Creek; Miette Hotsprings; Rocky River; Talbot Lake; Athabasca River
Lat/Long WENS-118.0000 -117.5000 53.2500 53.0000
Subjectsstratigraphy; structural geology; bedrock geology; faults; faults, thrust; folds; structural features; lithology; limestones; dolostones; shales; conglomerates; siltstones; sandstones; sedimentary rocks; stratigraphic correlations; Alberta Group; Brazeau Formation; Wapiabi Formation; Cardium Formation; Blackstone Formation; Luscar Group; Gates Formation; Gladstone Formation; Moosebar Formation; Cadomin Formation; Nikanassin Formation; Fernie Formation; Spray River Group; Whitehorse Formation; Sulphur Mountain Formation; Ishbel Group; Rundle Group; Mount Head Formation; Turner Valley Formation; Shunda Formation; Pekisko Formation; Exshaw Formation; Banff Formation; Palliser Formation; Sassenach Formation; Fairholme Group; Southesk Formation; Cairn Formation; Survey Peak Formation; Lynx Group; Sullivan Formation; Waterfowl Formation; Arctomys Formation; Pika Formation; Eldon Formation; Snake Indian Formation; Gog Group; Miette Group; Mount Hawk Formation; Perdrix Formation; Maligne Formation; Flume Formation; Quaternary; Mesozoic; Cretaceous; Jurassic; Permian; Carboniferous; Devonian; Cambrian
ProgramPetroleum Assessment and New Exploration Concepts (PANEC) - Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, Secure Canadian Energy Supply
LinksMetadata - Métadonnées
Released2010 12 09
AbstractMiette map-area (NTS 83 F/4) includes parts of the Rocky Mountain Foothills and Front Ranges subdivisions of the Central Canadian Rocky Mountains. A major part of this scenic map-area is located in northeastern Jasper National Park. The bedrock geology consists of Lower to Upper Paleozoic carbonate-dominated strata of the Front Ranges, with Mesozoic clastic strata characterizing the Foothills. Geologic structure features broad folds and classic superimposed thrust duplexes involving multiple detachments in both the westernmost Foothills and the easternmost Front ranges. Noteworthy is the occurrence, within the Miette and McConnell thrust sheets, of east-dipping thrust fault slices, which are unusual structures formed by backward rotation of parts of the thrust masses. The map-area also contains the Miette Reef Complex, a Devonian-aged carbonate reef and its enveloping clastic strata. Although the original field work was conducted in the late 1950s using tent camps, horses and foot traverses as the major means of access, the map-area was revisited many times over the period 1958-2004 by the late Professor Eric W. Mountjoy, Ph.D., F.R.S.C., author of the map, and his students and colleagues. This additional field work elucidated both geological structures and the stratigraphy and origin of the Miette Reef Complex, a well-exposed example of the prolific petroleum-bearing Devonian reefs of the subsurface of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. A preliminary series map of this area was published in 1960 as map 40-1969. This digital version, Map 2158A, includes observations and cross-sections which reflect additional field and air photographic studies by Dr. Mountjoy, as well as contributions by colleagues D. Lebel and R.A. Price in recent years.